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Through Sept. 26: "Ex Voto: Painted Images and Objects"

Salon Refu

"Sudarium," oil on panel by Lisa Sweet, hangs at Salon Refu in Olympia.

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I have long been fascinated by Lisa Sweet's paintings. They are bizarre, pop-surrealist images of torture, death and martyrdom painted with skill and quirky humor. Lately she has added painted wood sculptures to her repertoire and along with that an amazing amount of playful depth, both literal and illusory.

Read Alec Clayton's "Ex Voto: Painted Images and Objects" in the Music and Culture section.

"EX VOTO: PAINTED IMAGES AND OBJECTS," 2-6 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, through Sept. 26, Salon Refu, 114 N. Capitol Way, Olympia, 360.280.3540

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